“Little Sister” by Thomas Pluck
From THE LOST CHILDREN: A CHARITY ANTHOLOGY edited by Thomas Pluck, Fiona Johnson & Ron Earl Phillips, published in 2011.
First off, go buy this book. The proceeds go to two very worthy charities and you’ll get a batch of great fiction. It’s really a win-win deal. Hell, buy two.
If you don’t know who Thomas Pluck is, you will soon enough. His short fiction is all over the internet and he combines jabs of clever humor with full-impact gut shots.
In this short story, there is definitely a hint of Andrew Vachss, but Pluck has his own distinct voice and tells the story with succinct language and just enough anger.
Have you bought the book yet? I’m waiting.